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sentry box

a small structure for sheltering a sentry from bad weather.
Origin of sentry box
1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for sentry-box
Historical Examples
  • This man returned almost immediately without his basket, and disappeared in the shade of his sentry-box.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • He disappeared in a little structure that was no larger than a sentry-box.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • You see there is a red-coat with his sentry-box at either corner.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • I saw he had his eye on Danny's sentry-box, meanin' to get in the lee of it.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • It is thus a sort of sentry-box, as well as a laborer's residence.

    Rural Architecture Lewis Falley Allen
  • "I can make it any size I please, from a thimble to a sentry-box," said the Goblin.

    Davy and The Goblin Charles E. Carryl
  • Not a bad notion of drill either—they stand at attention stiff and straight enough in the sentry-box.

    J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The shot had been discharged and pierced the roof of the sentry-box.

    Thunder and Lightning Camille Flammarion
  • It had an opening down to the ground, a good deal like the door of a sentry-box.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson
  • He approached his sentry-box, and there found the worthy Luquin fast asleep.

    The Knight of Malta Eugene Sue
British Dictionary definitions for sentry-box

sentry box

a small shelter with an open front in which a sentry may stand to be sheltered from the weather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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